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Livraria Lello celebrates 118 years by announcing the creation of a Foundation and new offices in a historic building

On January 13th, Livraria Lello celebrates its 118th anniversary with a reminder of the alarming numbers of reading and access to culture in Portugal. Under the motto “It’s time!”, the last verse of Fernando Pessoa’s “Message”, the objective is to bring together other institutions to act together in an attempt to change the numbers. On the same day, he will present the Livraria Lello Foundation, inaugurate a new exhibition and new windows dedicated to Pessoa's universe and celebrate to the sound of Carminho.

Livraria Lello's anniversary will be celebrated in a private ceremony, which will be attended by government officials and representatives of various national and international institutions. It will start at 10:30 am, and is expected to end at 12:00 pm, with the singing of congratulations to Livraria Lello.

The doors open to the public at 12:30 pm, and on that day entry is free, with books being offered to the first 118 readers, so Livraria Lello invites everyone to come and celebrate and bring their families.